Minutes – Board Meeting, March 2019

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

MINUTES

Board of Directors Meeting

Date: March 10, 2019

Time: 10 AM Start: 10:40 AM

Location: 2320 Oriole Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    1. Voting members in attendance: John Hjersman, Alexis Buschmann, Eric Muma.
    2. Not voting members: Judy Darcy, Randy Schneider
    3. Guests: Leah Hotchkiss
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda. John Hjersman motions to adopt the agenda. Alexis Buschmann seconds. Motion passes (unanimous).
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting. Not completed.
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Christopher Houtchens – Absent
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschmann– Nothing to report
    3. Secretary, Eric Muma – Nothing to report
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Report is in the cloud. Notable item: Territory Days application submitted with $35 fee.
    5. Affiliate Representative – John Hjersman – Nothing to Report
    6. Director-at-Large-Education, Vacant
      1. Daryl Kuiper was previously nominated and accepted
      2. John Hjersman moves to appoint Daryl Kuiper as Director-at-Large-Education. Eric seconds. Motion passes (unanimous).
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee – to be appointed
    2. Platform Committee – to be appointed
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison – to be appointed
    4. Newsletter – to be appointed
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      03/21 – Monthly Meeting – Judy invited a friend from the fire department to attend to discuss Issue 1 over fire unionization. If we can get a speaker, the red flag bill/ERPO will be discussed. Candidate forum will occur and be live streamed. Mayor Don Wilson has been invited to discuss his lawsuit and petition efforts over the National Popular Vote bill that recently passed. Need to hype up the convention.
      04/18 – Monthly Meeting
    2. Pending Board & Committee Appointments
      1. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
      2. Bylaws Committee – vacant
      3. Finance Committee – vacant
      4. Manitou Springs Political Issues Liaison – vacant
      5. Newsletter – vacant
      6. EPC Political Issues Liaison – vacant
      7. Colorado Springs Political Issues Liaison – vacant
      8. Minutes Committee Chair – vacant
      9. Convention Committee Chair – vacant
      10. Volunteer Coordinator – vacant
      11. Social Media Committee Chair – vancant
        1. Judy Darcy was previously nominated and accepted.
        2. Alexis Buschmann motions to appoint Judy Darcy as Social Media Committee Chair. John seconds. Motion passes (unanimous).
      12. Campaigns Committee Chair – vacant
      13. Voter Registration Drive Chair – vacant
      14. Fundraising Committee Chair – vacant
    3. COS Municipal Election Questionnaires
      1. Discuss candidates
        1. Wayne Williams, City Council – His answers appeared to be manufactured to sound like what a non-libertarian believes libertarians want to hear.
        2. Juliette Parker, Mayor – While her answers weren’t 100% congruent with libertarianism, she seems authentic and it is refreshing to hear a politician admit when they don’t have all the answers.
    4. Annual Convention
      1. John Hjersman motions to obtain a $50 table for the annual state convention. Alexis Buschmann seconds. The motion passes (unanimous).
      2. Discussion on needing candidates to nominate for November 2019 elections to avoid having to collect signatures to get on the ballot.
    5. Community Events
      1. Outline a few events we would like to attend
        1. Territory Days has been applied for.
        2. Pridefest – July 13-14
        3. Springs Magazine tells a lot about various events.
      2. Pick one event to have LPCO assist us with
        1. Territory Days if approved
    6. Volunteer Training
      1. Judy is willing to train volunteers as necessary per event as her schedule permits until an outreach director is appointed.
  7. New Business
    1. Discussion on issues
      1. Colorado Springs Issue 1 – Collective bargaining for Fire Department Initiative https://ballotpedia.org/Colorado_Springs,_Colorado,_Issue_1,_Collective_Bargaining_for_Fire_Department_Initiative_(April_2019). Judy spoke about her fire fighter friend’s experiences and how Issue 1 will negatively impact him and lead to a loss of freedom for firefighters who do not consent.
      2. Red flag/ERPO, Rally for our Rights, recall elections, and the potential for El Paso County to become a 2nd Amendment sanctuary open discussion: Randy Schneider says that the Sheriff has decided to approach the impending Red Flag law as a 4th and 5th Amendment issue rather than a 2nd Amendment issue as those on the left are sympathetic to the 4th and 5th but not the 2nd. He intends to fight and possibly not enforce the law on due process grounds of the 5th Amendment. Randy recommends a legislative strategy of targeting Democrats in the state Senate to vote against the bill, as all that would be needed is two Democrats to flip if all Republicans vote against it. Also, Democrats are looking to ban semiautomatic weapons as well, so targeting Democrats on the Red Flag bill may also help to sway them against a semiauto ban. Leah adds that the best Democrats to target are those in the southern part of the state. Randy says it would be great to have a map that shows the areas that are more pro-gun. Also, bringing in lessons learned from other states/areas that have implemented red flag laws might help appeal to better to both the law enforcement community as well as the general public. Judy adds that those most likely to be affected are vets with PTSD and that in a county with so many vets, this point might be appealing.
  8. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2019 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. April Board Meeting to be held Sunday, April 14, 2019 at American Tire Exchange.
  9. Discussion/Q&A
    1. Topics for Monthly Meetings
      1. Discuss Red Flag/ERPO…Randy Schneider will see about organizing speakers and may speak himself.
      2. Issue 1 Fire Department Collective Bargaining…Judy’s firefighter friend may speak.
      3. Municipal candidates will be invited to speak.
      4. Mayor Don Wilson of Monument will be invited to speak about the popular vote/Electoral College issue.
  10. Adjourn 12:37
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Minutes – Board Meeting, May 2016

Minutes of LPEPC meeting 5/19/16

Called to order at 6:50PM

Officer reports: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary (vacant), Outreach, Bylaws, Platform, Manitou Springs

$994.64 starting balance – $0 spent + $0 donations = $994.64 in bank

LNC Chair debate in background

Lily Tang Williams guest speaker about her US Senate candidacy

Call made for committee chairs and volunteers and cash

Candidates speak about their campaigns

Appointment of Gordon Beacon to Education Director postponed to June mtg

Adjourn 9:18PM

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Minutes – Board Meeting, April 2016

Minutes of LPEPC meeting 4/21/16

Called to order at 7:26PM

Officer reports: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary (vacant), Outreach, Bylaws, Platform, Manitou Springs

$984.64 starting balance – $200 spent + $170 donations = $954.64 in bank

Mike McRedmond (sp?) appointed Secretary unanimously

Call made for committee chairs and volunteers and cash

Candidates speak about their campaigns

Adjourn 8:30PM

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Minutes – Board Meeting, July 2016

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Minutes

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time –6:00 pm
Location – Fargo’s Pizza Co. 2910 E. Platte, Colorado Springs

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

Called to order: 7:00pm.

Board memebers present: Steve Kerbel, Mike Seebeck, Judy Darcy,John Hjersman, Gordon Beacon and Mike McRedmond

  1. Minutes from Previous meeting – MSCU
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda none
  3. Director/Officer Reports
  1. Chair, Steve Kerbel – Verbal
  2. Vice Chair, Mike Seebeck – Verbal
  3. Secretary, Mike McRedmond – Written
  4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Written
  5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – Verbal
  6. Director-at-Large-Outreach, Judy Darcy – Verbal
  1. Committee Reports
  1. Bylaws Committee Chair, Mike Seebeck – Verbal
  2. Platform Committee, Mike Seebeck – Verbal
  3. Finance Committee, Susan Quilleash-Nelson – Verbal
  4. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison, Norman Dawson – Verbal
  5. Newsletter Mariana Wagner – Written
  6. Social Media Committee Chair, Judy Darcy – Verbal
  7. Event Photographer – Pavla Hajek
  1. Unfinished Business
  1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
  2. Board & Committee Appointments
      1. Director-at-Large-Education, – vacant
      2. EPC Political Issues Liaison – vacant – Matt Smith & Susan Quilleash-Nelson Interested.
      3. Colorado Springs Political Issues Liaison – vacant
      4. Minutes Committee Chair – vacant
      5. Agenda Committee Chair – vacant
      6. Convention Committee Chair – vacant
      7. Volunteer Coordinator – vacant – Travis Shirley – Interested, need more information
      8. Campaigns Committee Chair – vacant

ix. Voter Registration Drive Chair – vacant

x. Fundraising Committee Chair – vacant

xi. Meeting Host – vacant

  1. Postcard Mailing

i. Art Complete- Lance

ii. 5000 cards ordered – www.gotprint.com

a. Total cost- $162.80

iii. $40 label budget approved

iv. Postage budget approved , unknown date & amount

  1. Invite Business Cards
  1. Art complete – Lance
  2. 5000 cards ordered – www.gotprint.com

a. Total cost- $70.24

E. T-Shirts

i. Art Complete -Lance

ii. 30 shirts ordered- www.tshirtprince.net

a. Total cost- $300.00

b. additional shipping costs needs approval

F. Tip Cards

i. 1000 cards ordered – www.theadvocates.org

a. Total Costs- $39.05

G. Judy needs “about me” from the new board members.

  1. New Business
  1. Judy made a motion to bulk purchase 50 Gary Johnson yard Signs through LPCO- MCU
  2. Website Update
  3. Book Club
  1. Announcements
  1. Discussion/Q&A
  2. Adjourn Meeting was adjourned at 6.30 pm
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Minutes – 2016 Annual Convention

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Annual Convention
Saturday, February 27, 2016
11:00AM
Tilted Kilt, I-25 and Woodmen Rd., Colorado Springs

Minutes

  1. Call to Order/Welcome/Introductions

Called to order at 11:26am Board was introduced, LPCO representatives introduced, and 2016 candidates

  1. Credentials Report, including quorum and voting numbers 13 members present, 9 votes required to pass
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda

Mike Seebeck moved that agenda as written be adopted, Judy Darcy seconded MSCU

  1. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair: Lance Haverkamp – orally report
    2. Vice-Chair: Mike Seebeck– orally report
    3. Secretary: Susan Quilleash-Nelson– orally report
    4. Treasurer: John Hjersman—presented in writing
    5. Affiliate Representative: Judy Darcy – orally report
    6. Director-at-Large-Education: vacant
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach: Judy Darcy – orally report
  1. Committee Reports
    1. Finance Committee: Judy Darcy – no report
    2. Volunteer Coordinator: vacant
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison: Norman “Paotie” Dawson –not present
    4. Newsletter: Mariana Wagner – not present
    5. Media: vacant
    6. Voter Registration Drive Committee: vacant
    7. Platform Committee: vacant
    8. Bylaws Committee: Mike Seebeck – nothing to report
  2. New Business
    1. Requested donation for LPCO, John Hjersman moved $200 be given to the LPCO, Michael McRed seconded. Motion passed 1 objection 12 aye votes

Moving Annual Convention to January to accommodate and simplify State reporting. John Hjersman moved, Judy Darcy seconded MSCU

  1. Officer Elections, by standard balloting process
    1. Chair -– required by LPCO & state –Steve Korbel ran unopposed
    2. Vice Chair – Mike Seebeck ran unopposed
    3. Treasurer – required by LPCO & state – John Hjersman ran unopposed
    4. Secretary – No one ran

Results are as follows – Steve Korbel – chair, Mike Seebeck – vice chair, John Hjersman – treasurer

Susan Quilleash stated that she would return records to the board after writing the minutes of this meeting, no later than the member/board meeting on March 17, 2016

  1. Resolutions/Announcements
    1. Volunteers needed
    2. Call for 2016 campaign donations and candidates.
    3. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. 1/27 – board meeting, immediately after adjournment
      2. 3/11-3/13 – State Convention at Doubletree Hotel
      3. 3/17– member meeting
    4. Location of board and member meetings
    5. Community Events
    6. Volunteer Training

Discussion on how to donate

  1. Adjourn

Richard Longstreth moved to adjourn. Convention adjourned at 12:17pm

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Minutes – Board Meeting, February 2016

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Minutes

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time –7:00 pm
Location – Fargo’s Pizza Co. 2910 E. Platte, Colorado Springs

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

Lance Haverkamp called to order at 6:59pm. John Hjersman, Susan Quilleash-Nelson and Lance Haverkamp present. 4 general members were present as observers.

  1. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
    1. Susan Quilleash-Nelson moved that the published agenda be adopted, John Hjersman seconded MSCU
  1. New Business .
  1. Annual Convention to be held at the Tilted Kilt at 11:00am Feb. 27 call for officers.
    1. Susan Quilleash-Nelson moved that the amended agenda be adopted, John Hjersman seconded amended agenda carried MSCU
  1. LPCO convention 11-13 March is here in town, what do we as the “hosting” affiliate need to do.
  2. Scott ____________ volunteered to run for state house district 15
  3. Scott and Tim volunteered to take some pages of numbers to call for County Convention attendance
  4. Treasures report was postponed as one payment was not entered until this meeting
  1. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2016 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. Annual Convention to be held at the Tilted Kilt at 11:00am
    3. State Convention at the Doubletree Hotel March 11, 12, and 13
    4. March Meeting to be held Thursday, March 17, 2016, concurrent or before the member meeting location Fargo’s Pizza.
  1. Discussion/Q&A

We need topics for the monthly member meetings.

  1. Adjourn

John Hjersman moved to adjourn, meeting adjourned at 7:39pm

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Minutes – Board Meeting, January 2016

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Minutes

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time –7:00 pm
Location – Fargo’s Pizza Co. 2910 E. Platte, Colorado Springs

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

Judy Darcy, Lance Haverkamp, John Hjersman, Susan Quilleash-Nelson, and two members attending. Brought to order at 7:30pm

  1. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda

informal agenda

  1. New Business

Judy Darcy gave a report on volunteer activities and meetings including Bob Tilman, Lobbyist, Approval Voting, LPCO call for volonteers,

Susan Quilleash-Nelson moved to pay post office bill for P O Box, Judy Darcy seconded, unanimously carried.

Judy Darcy moved that all required bills i.e. post office, website, phone be paid as they become due without bringing the bill to the board. John Hjersman seconded, unanimously carried.

Dues of $25 are due this month.

Susan Quilleash-Nelson moved that up to $30 be paid for El Paso County Voter Report.

  1. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2016 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. Annual Convention to be held at the Tilted Kilt at !1:00am
    3. Febuary Meeting to be held Thursday, February 18, 2016, concurrent or before the member meeting location Fargo’s Pizza.
  1. Discussion/Q&A

We need topics for the monthly member meetings.

Topics for the February meeting to include Agenda for the Annual Convention, and what is required of the LPEPC for the State convention being held here in Colorado Springs at the Doubletree Hotel on March 11, 12, and 13.

  1. Adjourn Susan Moved to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:22pm
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Minutes – Board Meeting, December 2015

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Minutes

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Thursday, December 17, 2015
Time –7:00 pm
Location – Fargo’s Pizza, Colorado Springs

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

 

  1. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2015 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. November Meeting to be held Thursday, January 21,2016, concurrent or before the member meeting location TBD.
  1. Discussion/Q&A

We need topics for the monthly member meetings.

  1. Adjourn
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Minutes – Board Meeting, November 2015

Minutes of the LPEPC November 2015 Monthly Meeting

November 19th, 2015,

Fargo’s Pizza, Colorado Springs

Convened: 7:00PM MST

  • Meeting called to order by Michael Seebeck, Vice Chair
  • Board Members Present: Michael Seebeck, Vice-Chair, John Hjersman, Treasurer, Judy Darcy, Outreach Director.
  • Lance Havenkamp, Chair, and Susan Nelson, Secretary, were absent. The Vice-Chair assumed the taking of the minutes.
  • Total attendance: 7.

Officer Reports

  • Chair: NSTR
  • Vice-Chair: NSTR
  • Secretary: NSTR
  • Treasurer: bank balance is $921.20
  • Committees: NSTR except Bylaws, who reported that a Single-Payer Health Amendment will be on the ballot in November 2016.

Old Business

  • none

New Business

  • The Post Office Box 6-month rental comes due in February 2016, $53.00. No action taken. Revisit in January.
  • Website renewal is due November 26, $70. Judy moved to reimburse Lance $70 for the renewal, John seconded. Passed unanimously 3-0.
  • December is the annual LP Birthday Party. Judy to check with Fargo’s for booking, probably Dec 17th but date TBD. Michael moved to spend up to $30 for a birthday cake for the event, Judy seconded. Passed unanimously 3-0.
  • The annual Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway is scheduled for December 19th from 9-3, at the Freedom Financial Center/Mortgage Solutions Expo Center at 3650 N Nevada (between Fillmore and Austin Bluffs). Volunteers being sought to help out as LPEPC tries to do every year. Steve Kerby (?) volunteered to use his press contacts for a press release for publicity.

Adjourned: 7:53PM.

For the Secretary,

Michael Seebeck, Vice Chair

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Minutes – Board Meeting, October 2015

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Minutes

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time –7:00 pm
Location – Fargo’s Pizza, Colorado Springs

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

 

  1. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2015 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. November Meeting to be held Thursday, November19, concurrent or before the member meeting location TBD.
  1. Discussion/Q&A

We need topics for the monthly member meetings.

  1. Adjourn
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